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Sonoma County Waste Management Agency

Wood Reuse & Recycling

Wood Recycling pile

Recyclable wood accepted:

  • Lumber (unpainted, unstained)
  • Pallets
  • Plywood
  • Wood chips
  • Wood siding
  • OSB
    (oriented strand board)
    (Nails okay. Please remove metal hardware.)

Prohibited wood:

  • Painted/stained wood
  • Particleboard
  • MDF
    (medium density fiberboard)
  • Sawdust
  • Pressure-treated wood

Download a .pdf fact sheet About Central Disposal Site (PDF: 60 KB)

Municipal wood processing

Where to drop off recyclable wood?

Drop-off recyclable wood at any County Refuse Disposal Site. See Search disposal sites for locations. Remember that when visiting disposal sites, the cost for dropping off recyclable wood is much less than the cost for garbage.

What are the fees for dropping off wood?

Visit Fee Schedule for all County Refuse Disposal Sites.

What happens to my wood waste?

Sonoma Compost Company closed October 15, 2015. Recyclable wood waste collected from County Refuse Disposal Sites is being transferred from the Central Disposal Site and other transfer stations to an out-of-county composting facility at Redwood Landfill.

Will the municipal wood waste processing program ever return to Sonoma County?

The Agency is working on development of a permanent facility to allow composting, including wood waste processing,  to return to Sonoma County for the long term. For details about the necessity to close Sonoma County’s Municipal Composting Facility, see News release May 22, 2015, Federal Lawsuit Leads to Closure of Sonoma County’s Municipal Composting Facility

For more information about wood waste accepted at County Refuse Disposal Sites:

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency Eco-Desk
(707) 565-3375


See Search disposal sites

Sonoma County Waste Management Agency ● 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B-100 ● Santa Rosa, CA 95403